Category Archives: psalms and spiritual songs

Prayers in the morning

The Old Latin School is between those towers – close to the twin towers of St. Marys. Lying peacefully in the distance and morning mist. There we sang Johann Heermann´s classic as recorded in the old “Lutherisches Kirchengesangbuch” (LKG 249). … Continue reading

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Vindicate me, o God!

Looking forward to the 5th Sunday in Lent: “Judica!” (Vindicate me, o Lord! Psalm 43) It´s all about finding justification and how God´s people seek His defense against blame, heavy charges and accussations – as they despair of getting it … Continue reading

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My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (5th Lenten Service)

The 5th Lenten Service is coming up. We´re following the propers of the local lectionary. The Introit starts us off with the 5th penitential Psalm. “The prayer of an oppressed man, as he grows faint and pours out his lament … Continue reading

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Pay attention: Who is the greatest? Lenten service 3

The 3rd Lenten Service is coming up. We´re following the propers of the local lectionary. The Introit starts us off with the 3rd penitential Psalm: O Lord, do not continue to rebuke me in your anger.Do not continue to punish me … Continue reading

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Reminiscere: Remember o LORD +

Tomorrow is the 2nd Sunday in Lent and is called “Reminiscere” (Remember!). This is a reference to the Introit from Psalm 25. It invites us to call upon the triune God, pleading him to remember his tender mercies and loving … Continue reading

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We pray, that Christ dwells in your hearts through faith

Now, this is what the Lord says,the one who created you,and formed you:“Don’t be afraid, for I will protect you.I call you by name, you are mine.” Isaiah 43: 1 (Watchword for the 6th Sunday after Trinity) We pray: Almighty God, beloved … Continue reading

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Wie lieblich ist der Maien aus lauter Gottesgüt…

An diesen herrlichen Sonnentagen – und wenn Angelika sogar noch Geburtstag hat – fällt es leicht einzustimmen in diesen Lobgesang: 1. Wie lieblich ist der Maienaus lauter Gottesgüt,des sich die Menschen freuen,weil alles grünt und blüht.Die Tier sieht man jetzt … Continue reading

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In short: Apart from me, You can do nothing +

I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit. John 15:5a Here Christ repeats His foregoing words almost verbatim. He wants to be sure to … Continue reading

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Of “mice and men” and “lilies on the fields…”

What a glorious day in Wittenberg and it’s a holiday too. Well, not really a Holy Day of the Church, but rather one of these secular days, which celebrate the achievements of “mice and men” (John Steinbeck). I´m just not … Continue reading

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Bucketlists, task lists and prayerlists too

Bucket lists are beautiful. They show the open world we live in. Reflections of opportunity, freedom and unending potential of divine richness in God´s creation. Yes, praise the Lord from whom all blessings flow! Obviously, they also show in stark … Continue reading

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